Allen & Heath XONE DB4 is an astounding DJ mixer that serves up groundbreaking technology, placing this as one of the most advanced units on the market. Every feature has been meticulously researched with a view to offering DJs the ultimate in creativity.
The model is defined by its incredibly powerful Quad FX Core DSP engine, which allows each channel to have its own bak of FX along with a BPM detection system. This automatically alters the loops and Fx to the tempo of your tunes
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The model delivers a pro-touring FX system alongside superb FX algorithms with detailed BPM conscious parameters and tight spectral control, which are customised to seamlessly fit into the DJ environment. The loops and FX are automatically synchronised to the tempo of the track, which allows you to easily build grooves and soundscapes without latency problems, low fidelity and the general annoyance often associated with using software and laptops. Quite simply, this is the most innovative and exciting DJ mix tool to date.;
Doubles as a MIDI
All controls send MIDI data and the mixer can act up as a MIDI controller via the MIDI shift button, allowing the Loop and FX selection controls to send MIDI data without changing the mixer settings. DB4 can generate internal MIDI clock which can be utilised to control the tempo of a connected DAW via USB and the ability to change the mixers MIDI channel.
Each channel features a built-in looper, with selectable loop length from 1/16 beat to 4 barsl.
|Brand||Allen & Heath|
|Dedicated Filter FX||Yes|
|Built-in iPod Dock||No|
Quad FX Core
The heart of the Xone:DB4 is the powerful Quad FX Core DSP engine, enabling each channel to have its own FX bank and BPM detection system, which automatically adjusts all time-related FX and loops to the tempo of the music. There are 5 studio quality FX types optimised for DJ use - delays, reverbs, modulators, resonators and damage – plus each FX type has a patch library of different effect variations. Each FX bank has a dedicated expression control and a rotary pot to set the wet/dry level, whilst further tweaking can be performed using the global controllers in the FX master section.
X:LINK uses a standard RJ45 connector and distributes power and data allowing connection to X:LINK compatible devices, saving USB ports on your computer.
Each channel has a built-in looper, with selectable loop length from 1/16 beat to 4 bars. :DB4 will always record the full 4 bars, so the loop can be expanded or shrunk at will.
:DB4 comes equipped with the Xone dual filter system.
Each music channel can select any of the available stereo music sources: Analogue Line 1-4 (switchable to Phono on 2-3), Digital 1-4 or USB 1-4.
EQ / Filter
Each music channel has a 3-band EQ that can be configured as standard asymmetric EQ (+6/-26dB), Isolator (+6dB/OFF with a 24dB/octave slope), or reconfigured as a High-Pass/Low-Pass filter system with adjustable resonance. EQ knob pointers change colour to show which type of equalization is active.
The Mic/Line input has 2-band EQ, gain, cue and mix level. This can also be routed to channel 1 for adding FX.
A built-in, high quality (24-bit / 96kHz), multi-channel, fully patchable USB2 soundcard allows replay and recording from audio software for 4 stereo sends and 4 stereo returns.
User-defined settings such as meter mode, BPM range, USB audio routing scheme and display brightness can be saved to a USB key for recall on another :DB4.
All controls (except Mic and Phones level) send MIDI data and the mixer can double up as a MIDI controller via the MIDI shift button, allowing the Loop and FX selection controls to send MIDI data without changing the mixer settings.
Booth, record and phones - source selectable and level trim. Booth and main - phase and level trim controls.
High Visibility Display
The OLED display is clearly visible, even in bright sunlight, and displays channel FX selection and current BPM, as well as being an easy interface for the Menu setup functions.
:DB4’s lightweight aluminium chassis is designed to make touring with the console easy.
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